Simon Says "Weekend Edition Saturday" host Scott Simon shares his perspective on news and events both large and small.

Gauze in hand, President Barack Obama walks to his car after the game of basketball Friday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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That Fat Lip Might Give Obama Some Street Cred

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Target (right) and Rufus became heroes when they kept a suicide bomber from taking lives in Afghanistan. A third dog, Sasha, was killed in that attack. Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal & Constitution/AP hide caption

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A Tragedy That Shouldn't Happen To A Hero Dog

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San Francisco Orders Up An Angry Meal

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Baltimore Nuns Blessed By A Pittsburgh Baseball Icon

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A Lesson In Campaign Mismanagement

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How To Destroy Your Political Opponent

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Mines, Marvels And The Miracle Of 'Los 33'

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Sunlight That Transcends Prison Walls

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Anonymous Hero Showed American Spirit

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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and his wife Maggie (left). Ted S. Warren/Associated Press hide caption

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Chicago's Recommended Daley Allowance

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They'd Trade Labor Day For Days Of Labor

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Stephen Strasburg, Meet Tommy John

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Harmony Is The Sound Of Cultures Colliding

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell recently took the witness stand in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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The Very Model Of An Unwary Major Supermodel

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